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Old 09-12-2018, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 View Post
For all those folks that did get lucky enough to get a GT car after they paid a deposit to Champion Autosport, I would love to learn how the transaction was completed to purchase the car through Champion. This is where I think the dealership had some kind of insight as to what he was doing. They put too much trust in this rogue employee with a lack of controls and now it's come back to bite them in the behind.
you make a great point. Iíve learned customers did make deposits to Champion Autosports and later paid for car to Champions father business Copans Motors Inc.They actually received their car. So in thinking of that, the dealer was selling GT cars at MSRP or below if they supposedly knew nothing about the shell company.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CamsPorsche View Post
Uh...oh!

I wonder if Champion Porsche is reading this thread...or their counsel...
ĎThey should be. If nothing else, they should recognize what a disastrous PR problem they have on their hands now. All coomunication directed to their attorney doesnít make anyone warm and fuzzy inside. It certainly doesnít offer reassurance their going to try and make this right.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:25 PM
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Guess this may be a piece of automotive history...
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dfoster View Post


you make a great point. Iíve learned customers did make deposits to Champion Autosports and later paid for car to Champions father business Copans Motors Inc.They actually received their car. So in thinking of that, the dealer was selling GT cars at MSRP or below if they supposedly knew nothing about the shell company.
Yeah I don't draw that same conclusion. I doubt seriously they had any clue about the shell company. But one thing they do know is the market for GT cars. No way were they selling at MSRP or below.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dfoster View Post


you make a great point. Iíve learned customers did make deposits to Champion Autosports and later paid for car to Champions father business Copans Motors Inc.They actually received their car. So in thinking of that, the dealer was selling GT cars at MSRP or below if they supposedly knew nothing about the shell company.
So the deposit went to a scam account but the payment went directly to a real Champion connected account? If that's the case, either Champion knew that this guy was running sales through his separate company or they should have know when they received money for the deposits from the scam company. Either way. Toast.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:27 PM
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If Champion isn't writing check today, I'll never set foot in that place again.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 993KHTO
Iíll let this document stand on its own. Shiraaz has done this before and Champion knew about it?
Fewer cars (911r) but same process?
Champion didnít fire him?
Champion didnít increase supervision?
And this is from 2/22/2018 !!!!

Yet they continued to employ him!!


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Old 09-12-2018, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
So the deposit went to a scam account but the payment went directly to a real Champion connected account? If that's the case, either Champion knew that this guy was running sales through his separate company or they should have know when they received money for the deposits from the scam company. Either way. Toast.
Doesn't sound good for them either way.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
And this is from 2/22/2018 !!!!

Yet they continued to employ him!!
Edit, just realized Champion Porsche is a defendant in that case.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:33 PM
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They probably had to file a police report and lawsuit to get any insurance assistance in case they can't get any money back from the salesman. They probably will make things right with people who can prove they made deposits. He must of had at least one accomplice at the dealership.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:35 PM
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Surprised no NEWS outlets have reported on this?? Anyone seen any coverage? It's a HUGE story. Even these auto websites?
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by carz80am View Post
They probably had to file a police report and lawsuit to get any insurance assistance in case they can't get any money back from the salesman. They probably will make things right with people who can prove they made deposits. He must of had at least one accomplice at the dealership.
Insurance doesn't cover fraud.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
Insurance doesn't cover fraud.
Traditional insurance, no. But, there are plenty of business fraud policies, which cover employee fraud.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Surprised no NEWS outlets have reported on this?? Anyone seen any coverage? It's a HUGE story. Even these auto websites?
Have a feeling they are gathering the facts. It will be coming out.
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Surprised no NEWS outlets have reported on this?? Anyone seen any coverage? It's a HUGE story. Even these auto websites?

I flipped an email to Jalopnik, so I wouldn't be suprised if they post something about it later today or tomorrow. Figured someone should spread the word.
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